Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Opportunity to Become A National Park Ranger

What during my time in the National Park Service was a very rare thing indeed was an opportunity to work as an intern in the protection division of a park.  Right now recruiting is being conducted for just such an opportunity at Catoctin National Park in Maryland.  This looks like an incredible deal for some interested college student.

Check it out at:

Park Ranger Internship

If at all interested you better get on this fast.  The closing date for applications is February 8.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wildlife Encounters in National Parks

You may remember from past posts on this site when I have warned people not to crowd or get to close to wildlife?  Just like people animals have their personal space that they do not like to have invaded.  In most cases wild animals do not react with the best of manners or concerns for the intruders welfare.

Check out the video link below to see what happens at Yellowstone National Park when a bull elk starts to feel a bit encroached upon.

Elk at Yellowstone

Thanks to my fellow Park Ranger writer Andrea Lankford for sharing this on Facebook.